In the Colbert Chair

February 16, 2010

BFA Fine Arts Department faculty member David Ross was a guest on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report on Thursday, February 11. Ross, who has played a prominent role in the museum world since 1971, serving as the director of both the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, spoke with host Stephen Colbert about the history of posters for the Olympic Games. After Ross demonstrated the disappearance of the heroic figure in contemporary Olympic posters, Colbert unveiled his proposed poster for the Vancouver 2010 games. Designed by artist Shepard Fairey, the poster features an attempted reemergence of the heroic figure: an illustration of Colbert riding a bald eagle. Click the image below to view the interview segment with Ross or visit ColbertNation.com to view the entire episode.

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